J.C. Ernst received his M.F.A. from the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, ranked in the top 5 MFA programs in the country.  He had previously attended the University of Utah's reputable Actors Training Program, earning his B.F.A.

After moving to New York City, he co-created The Crook Theater Company, which won an INNOVATIVE THEATER AWARD for Best Revival of a Play for their production of MacBeth at the Access Theater in NYC.  

He is Co-Artistic Director with the company in which he also directs and produces.

He continues his education as an actor through many classes, seminars and workshops.  Recent classes include Voice-Overs with Casting Director Roger Becker, Commercial Auditions with Casting Director David Cady, and an Actor Business Bootcamp with Peter Pamela Rose.

VOICE OVERS:  He is currently freelancing with agent Chris Davis at NextGen/Access Talent

COMMERCIAL:  He is currently freelancing with Manager Ken Park at Ken Park Management



J.C. performed in SHOTZ, an evening of short plays on May 1st at the Kraine Theater in NYC.

J.C. was recently cast as the lead in a short for SPIKE TV and SPIKETV.com called FILM SCHOOLED.

J.C. has performed the title role in Hunger & Thirst's MESSENGER #1.  A new ancient Greek tragedy by Mark Jackson.   The play ran March 3rd-18th at The Paradise Factory Theater.

J.C. has booked numerous radio and promotional voice-overs.  Recent bookings include New York Institute of Technology, Lipton Iced Tea, Bank of West Mastercard, St. John Fisher College, Bojangles, Flying J, and BeautyRest.